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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1123 providers in this state and specialty

717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 717 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 717 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.34M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

19,694

2014

22,859

2015

22,967

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,280

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

184

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 989

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

191

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

6 17
OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
RISPERIDONE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 8 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 26
GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 38
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
MELOXICAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
SYNTHROID 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 80
AMITIZA 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 22 179
TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

26 47
ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
BACLOFEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
LEVETIRACETAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

33 29
VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 58
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 18
FENOFIBRATE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 92
CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
ZETIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 99
NYSTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 57
VOLTAREN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 180
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O 47 6
PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 52
DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 52 191
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 55
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 54 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 110
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 87
LAMOTRIGINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 56 185
TOPIRAMATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 120
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 72
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 356
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 19
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 68
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 65 334
OXCARBAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 66 274
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 48
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 71
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 71 142
PRIMIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 72 195
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 116
CARBAMAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 74 197
LANSOPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

77 137
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

78 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 51
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 65
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 81 104
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 28
DOXEPIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 81 183
BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 141
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 81 169
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 108
ARIPIPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 166
KETOCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 281
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 89 143
LINZESS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 90 188
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 91 189
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

91 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 93 168
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 94 259
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 95 101
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 182
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 84
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 99 24
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 54
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 99 73
CREON 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 103 378
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 104 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

104 122
MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

106 152
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

107 86
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 108 66
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 148
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 108 102
WELCHOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 111 248
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 112 138
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 112 67
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

112 100
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 6, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.